Resources for Huffman Residents

For important information about the current initiatives of your county and city, from infrastructure to public health, please consult the Jefferson County Information Portal, the Jefferson County Department of Health, or the City of Birmingham.

City Contacts

Counselor Clinton Woods (District 1)
clinton.woods@birminghamal.gov

Counselor Hunter Williams (District 2)
hunter.williams@birminghamal.gov

City Services Call Center: 311

Before you dig: Call 811

Building permits: (205) 254-2904
Report downed trees: (205) 788-TREE
Report illegal dumping: (205) 582-6555
Report neighborhood concerns and code violations: (205) 254-CITY

School Board Contacts

District 1 School Board Representative Douglass Ragland dragland@bhm.k12.al.us

District 2 School Board Representative Terri Michal
tmichal@bhm.k12.al.us

Utilities

Trussville Gas & Water
(205) 655-3211
127 Main StreetTrussville, AL 35173
trussville.com

Spire
800-292-4008
24-98 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
www.spireenergy.com

Alabama Power
(800) 613-9333
email@address.com
9820 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL 35215
www.alabamapower.com

Health & Assistance

St. Vincent’s East
(205) 838-3000
50 Medical Park Dr E, Birmingham, AL 35235
www.healthcare.ascension.com

Schools

Huffman Academy Elementary
Principal: Telisha Gilbert
Phone: 231-5800
Fax: 231-5850
1212 Cheyenne Boulevard 35215
Directions
Website

Sun Valley Elementary
Principal: Albert LeBlanc
Phone: 231-5740
Fax: 231-5747
1010 18th Avenue NW 35215
Directions
Website

Smith Middle School
Principal: Dr. Demarcus Gates
Phone: 231-5675
Fax: 231-5899
1124 Five Mile Road 35215
Directions 
Website

Huffman Middle School
Principal: Genita Matthews
Phone: 231-5370
Fax: 231-5426
517 Huffman Road 35215
Directions 
Website

Huffman High School
Principal: John Lyons
Phone: 231-5000
Fax: 231-5056
950 Springville Road 35215
Directions 
Website

Cornerstone High School
Phone: (205) 591-7600
959 Huffman Rd, Birmingham, AL 35215
Website

Frequently Asked Questions

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When is trash pickup?

When is trash pickup? Trash pickup is on Tuesdays and Fridays. *Regular household trash in a sealed bag only; bulk trash and brush pickup schedule is posted regularly. To keep our neighborhood tidy, remember we’re required to retrieve our trash and recycle bins after refuse has been collected. (Code 1964, Sec. 24-6)

Recycling is picked up on the first and third Wednesday of every month. *The city is currently out of bins, but you can also collect recyclables in a cardboard box, paper sack, or clear plastic bag. Recyclable materials in this program include: paper, cardboard, plastics #1-7 (no bags), aluminum, and steel.

Birmingham offers free bulk and brush pickup typically twice a month. The schedule is released monthly on the city’s website as well as on Nextdoor Huffman. Huffman’s pickups are usually on Fridays. Holidays, severe weather, and COVID-19 may interrupt the schedule.

The evening before your scheduled pickup, set your items on the edge of your property in an area that is unobstructed by low-hanging power lines or tree branches.

The city won’t pick up construction materials or felled trees left by private contractors. As for hazardous waste, to prevent the contamination of our water supply, the city asks that we dispose of those appropriately. For more details, see their publication on Household Hazardous Waste Control.

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How do I report a stray animal?

To report stray or injured dogs and cats, animal neglect or abuse, or for assistance with animal complaints, contact:
Animal Control: (205) 591-6522
Birmingham Police Dept.: (205) 328-9311

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How do I contact the city?

City Services Call Center: Call 311
Before you dig: Call 811
Building permits: (205) 254-2904
Report downed trees: (205) 788-TREE
Report illegal dumping: (205) 582-6555
Report neighborhood concerns and code
violations: (205) 254-CITY

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Who are our elected officials?

Mayor: Randall Woodfin City Counselors: Clinton Woods (District 1) & Hunter Williams (District 2)

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Is it okay my dog is tethered in my yard?

Pets may not run at large; they must be confined to the owner’s property unless on a leash. Tethering is allowed in Birmingham only when done humanely and under the supervision of the owner. Do not leave tethered animals unattended; review Birmingham’s new tether ordinance. (Ord. No. 07-103, 6-19-2007)

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I need to report a stray animal.

To report stray or injured dogs and cats, animal neglect or abuse, or for assistance with animal complaints, contact: Animal Control: (205) 591-6522 Birmingham Police Dept.; (205) 328-9311 Keep your shots up to date! Alabama requires all dogs, cats, and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies. Ask your veterinarian about other important vaccination schedules.

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Can I park my car in my yard?

It’s unlawful to park a vehicle in the front or side yard of a residence or on the sidewalk. Inoperable vehicles on private property in view of the general public are not permitted. One disabled vehicle may be permitted in a rear yard if the yard isn’t required and the car isn’t there for more than 30 days. An inoperable vehicle parked on a public street is considered an obstruction and public nuisance and can be removed. (Code 1964, § 34-166; Code 1980, § 10-14-1)

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How often do I have to cut my grass?

Yards overgrown by weeds higher than 12” are deemed by Jefferson County to be unsightly. The county defines “weeds” as economically useless or unattractive plants; trees/shrubs of low economic value that tend to grow freely; or forms of vegetable life of exuberant growth and injurious effect.* (Ord. No. 1188, 2-20-1990; Ord. No. 1223, Amendment No.1, 12-11-1990)

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What precautions are we taking as a neighborhood in regard to COVID-19?

Let’s do the neighborly thing and keep each other safe during this health crisis. For important and trustworthy information about the current COVID-19 situation and how to keep yourself, your family, and neighbors safe, please consult the Jefferson County Dept. of Health or the City of Birmingham.

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What schools are in our neighborhood?

Huffman High School, Huffman Middle School, Cornerstone High School, Cornerstone Middle School

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What’s the nearest hospital?

St. Vincent’s East

Accessibility and Inclusion Resources

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Disability Education PDF!

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